As new firefighting crews arrive, an offensive strategy takes shape against the Sockeye wildfire near Willow.
There is a bit of heartening news from the Sockeye fire. Erratic weather, expected to bring strong winds to the area late Tuesday, did not actually materialize after a thunderstorm passed overhead, and fire crews have arrived from outside Alaska to begin an offensive against the blaze.
Tight-knit mushing community was able to coordinate a rapid response to the wildfire, relocating 400 animals as part of an emergency plan hatched just weeks earlier.
The Sockeye Fire near Willow is now the state’s number one fire-fighting priority. Governor Bill Walker personally viewed the burned area by air Monday, while forestry officials are bringing in help from the Lower 48 and British Columbia. Meanwhile, about 50 people in a Houston shelter are waiting to find out if they can go home again.
Most models show all of the state’s reserves will be used up by 2021, if not sooner. The solution? You decide. The governor is crowd-sourcing possible answers through an interactive budget model that turns the problem into a game.
Fleek-Green, Wilber, Shuttee to take over prominent roles in next mayor’s administration.
If you’ve run out of isolated wilderness to explore in Alaska, there’s good news: flights from Anchorage to Yakutsk start in July.
The move is a blow for legalization advocates in Anchorage, and leaves many regulatory questions unanswered.
The Sierra Club is claiming a victory for environmentalists opposed to Seward coal shipments.
The legislature’s lack of action on a budget is no small potatoes.
An Eagle River man started with a pile of junk, a roll of wire, and an obsession, and ten years later, ended up with art. The ball obstacle course is on display in downtown Anchorage.
109 members of the military gather at JBER for two days of unsanctioned fighting.
A Wasilla plan is helping homeless teens get off the street and into housing. Mat Su Youth Services, or My House, relies on initiative, trust and responsibility to spur teens to set goals for a solid future.
The original land patents for some of UAA’s land restrict its use “for school purposes only” and could impact the U-Med District Access Road.
A Wasilla man is dead after an accident in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. According to Park officials, 62-year-old Clark J. Baldwin was killed instantly when he backed into a spinning plane propeller.
The Kobuk’s old fashioned donuts were highlighted by Huffington Post as one of the best in the nation.
A dispute between two Sutton landowners highlights the challenges of zoning in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
The Spanish oil company Repsol has confirmed that two of their North Slope test wells could produce up to 2.4 million barrels of oil per year. The prospect is near the Colville Delta, north of Nuiqsut.
Looking for salad ingredients? Want a new type of tea? No need to head to the store, just look outside your door–even if you live in the middle of the city. Some Anchorage residents are urban gatherers.
Community members and cultural institutions pair up to throw Anchorage a surprise party.